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Once upon a time, people who craved a tablet computer bought an iPad.
While Leon does have a point with Obamacare’s navigators, I would think there’s a bigger problem. A website as buggy and incompetent as Obamacare’s site has to be wide open to hackers and it has all but advertised that fact. Well crafted, competent websites have security issues — this mess has no even probability of security or safety.
Q: I am having an increasing number of emails that are sent from Gmail, not being received and not in their spam folder. If I send it from my Cox address, they receive it. This is very frustrating. Any ideas? — Eileen
Five hundred rentable bikes are expected to be hitting Phoenix streets near the Metro Light Rail in the spring, but program organizers say they need donations and sponsors to reach that goal.
3961 E. Chandler Blvd., No. 111-134
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Black Friday used to be the one day where you could find bargain-basement deals on computers, TVs, game consoles, home goods, clothes, toys, and the list goes on.
Valley Christian High School’s Robotics Team, Valley X, hosted a robotics scrimmage on Nov. 16, allowing teams from various Arizona schools a chance to fine tune their robots at a “practice session” in preparation for actual competitions, which began Nov. 23 in Flagstaff.
Sony’s new SmartWatch 2 doesn’t get as much attention — and doesn’t do as much — as Samsung’s Galaxy Gear computerized wristwatch. But for the things it does, Sony’s version performs better.
On Nov. 4 the city of Phoenix launched a new program that will further its mission of being the best city to do business in — Electronic Plan Submission (EPR).
Great Choice Chiropractic and nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. are asking Valley residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones.
Horizon Community Learning Center third- and fourth-grade teachers, Selene Leal and Sarah Vallejos, are mentors for 10 elementary students in the school’s inaugural FIRST LEGO League build season.
On the heels of Apple’s new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag. Although Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 hasn’t received as much attention as the iPad Air, it is emerging as the strongest challenger yet to Apple’s device.
After all the gloom and doom of sequestration, government shutdowns, Obamacare and the highly touted yet totally unfulfilling release of Windows 8.1, I thought it might be nice the share some things out of the Smother Computer Services email bag. If you see something that looks familiar, it may be excerpts from one of your emails.
Pull into the parking lots at Salt River Project’s headquarters in Tempe and you will notice electric vehicle charging stations sprinkled throughout for the convenience of employees and customers.
An Ahwatukee Foothills home will be part of the Arizona Solar Home Tour this weekend, showcasing how solar can be used throughout the state.
Power Down America, LLC., Ahwatukee
Maricopa County has decided to refashion its cyber-security website to help local citizens, employees and businesses protect themselves against the increasing volume and sophistication of electronic attacks.
Joshua Brakensiek has been awarded $10,000 as a 2013 Davidson Fellow. Brakensiek’s mathematics project, “Bounds on the Size of Sound Monotone Switching Networks Accepting Permutation Sets of Directed Trees.” This research has potential applications in medicine, epidemiology, economics, and other fields that require complex data analysis.
Q: Is it safe to install iOS 7 or should I wait?
“If you can’t modify something you’ve bought, do you really own it?”
Manu Kondapi, a student at Horizon Community Learning Center in Ahwatukee recently returned from a week at NASA where she planned a robotics and radiation mission and experienced life as an engineer and scientist.
Q: Now that I know what the new iPhone is going to have, I’m really leaning towards getting the Samsung Galaxy S4 but I’m concerned about switching to a whole new platform. How difficult is making the switch to an Android phone after being on an iPhone for so long? — D
The Internet and subsequent breakthroughs in the mobile, social and other digital media are affecting profoundly the way consumers get — and, increasingly, give — news, entertainment and shopping information. These changes already have disrupted many local businesses to a considerable degree. But they are far from over.
Many years ago I owned and operated a motorcycle repair shop that specialized in repairing and updating Triumph motorcycles. It was a fairly profitable endeavor, however, I leaned a real-life lesson while trying to fit after-market parts not purchased from Triumph; if it goes right on and does not require any modification, you probably have it on wrong or you bought the wrong part.